15 September, 2009

Patrick Swayze

I was on the road travelling to Baton Rouge today. I listened to NPR but missed the announcement of Patrick Swayze's death. I've just leaned about it a little while ago.

I remember so many movies in which he stared. One of the oldest is Red Dawn, where a group of teenagers fend off the Soviets (or something like that, I've not watched it in a while).

Of course Dirty Dancing was the movie that made him famous, just to outdo himself in Ghost.
I was pleasantly surprised to see him in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. Oh, boy!!! Still hot.

These last couple of years were hard for him as he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and went through treatment. On his last TV series, The Beast, you could tell he was much thinner from undergoing chemo.

Un verdadero taco de ojo ( a real eye candy).

Here are som samples of his work:

As a singer:

As an actor:

Rest in peace.

September 14, 2009

1 comment:

ira said...

watched havana nights with simone .. not a bad follow up to dirty dancing in the catskills
AND it was respectful to latin american culture
swayze in dirty dancing was larger than life, a sex idol -- the diego luna character is more approachable, which makes the teen romance believable